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Last updated: 07/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located just 2 hours from the Metro-Milwaukee area, 4 hours from Chicago and 5 hours from Minneapolis. Save the airfare and drive to the most beautiful lake setting in Wisconsin. Spencer Lake is a 70 acre lake with the clearest water around. This lake offers everything from having fun on your jet ski or motor boat (you can rent locally if you wish) to a quiet and relaxing paddle around in a canoe or kayak (one canoe and two kayaks included with the rental)

Note: During fall/winter/spring - please make your reservation at least 1 week in advance to be considered. We need to prepare the house for you.....it takes a little time. Thank you for your understanding.

This home is designed for YOU to enjoy, so everything is included from luxury bed linens, a great sound system and large flatscreen TV, Directv, wireless internet, fully appointed beautiful kitchen, relaxing soaking tub in one bathroom and spa multi/head shower experience in another. The bedrooms are tucked away in private areas of the house and there are multiple sleeping areas throughout for extra guests to sleep comfortably.

The property is listed with a 4 person occupancy. This is because there is private sleeping for 4 in 2 bedrooms. Other sleeping throughout the house would be appropriate for children, teens, young adults - those without the need for private sleeping. Occupancy is based on the ages of our guests and if the home and septic can handle your request. If you feel that your group would be a good fit for our home, please ask - we will consider all reasonable requests. The property is totally perfect for couples, two couples or for smaller extended family groups, ie: Grandparents, their kids and a couple grandkids. Thank you for your consideration. It is our desire to keep the property in pristine condition for our guests.

Scroll down to check out our pictures......they tell the story best. Also, please check out our Youtube video link here on this page.

Rate for the week of July 4: $3000 based on 4 adults.

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Keywords: lake, lake home, luxury, families, Waupaca, romantic, wooded, swimming, boating, canoe, kayak, Spencer Lake

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Note: Most of our guests have been very respectful but please be aware that extra cleaning charges will be deducted from your security deposit if the home is not left in the condition you found it when checking in. Examples of problems in the past: Finger/Handprints on glass windows and doors, edges of tables/counters very sticky, food/cracker/cereal/chip crumbs on floors and furniture. The cleaning fee you pay with the rental agreement covers only light cleaning and sterilization of hard surfaces. Please be aware - you might need to do some cleaning yourself prior to check out to avoid additional charges. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I personally love pets but some of our guests are allergic. This is a firm policy...no pets. Thank you for understanding. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Private Bedroom - King mattress set purchased in 2011 - Beautiful Iron four poster canopy with high end bed linens located on the second floor with great views of the lake and surrounding area - there is a private balcony off this bedroom. Private Bedroom Lower Level - Queen mattress set purchased in 2010 - Attractive wood and iron bed located in a cozy lower level bedroom with amazing views of the wooded boardwalk out the patio door. High end bed linens provided. OTHER Sleeping Provisions: 3 Twin Size Futons located in different areas of the house 2 Full Size Bed - Foldout Sofa and a Murphy Bed located in the lower level of the house. Linens/Pillows provided for all. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The property is listed with a 4-6 person occupancy. This is because there is private sleeping for 4 because there are only 2 bedrooms. Other sleeping throughout the house would be appropriate for children, teens, young adults - those without the need for private sleeping. Occupancy is determined based on the ages of our guests and if the home and septic can handle your request. If you feel that your group would be a good fit, please ask - we will consider all reasonable requests. The property is totally perfect for couples, two couples or for smaller extended family groups, ie: Grandparents, their kids and a couple grandkids. Thank you for your consideration. It is our desire to keep the property in pristine condition for our guests. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    70 inch 3D Super Sweet!...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    The property sits on a three acre lot. One side of the lot is 350 feet of creek, there is 70 feet of lake frontage that can been seen from the house even in the summer when there are lots of leaves on the wooded lot. It is an amazing stroll from the house to the lake through the woods on out 300+ foot winding boardwalk. Check out the picture views during the different seasons in Wisconsin....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air throughout...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full Size stacked set located in closet in first floor powder room...moreless

  • Garage:

    Single car garage attached to house...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Heats things up in a hurry and adds that special touch to the house. Runs with remote with temperature control and an adjustable flame. Lower level free-standing gas stove with remote too. Cozy!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Charter - 40Mbps...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High end-high thread count bed linens, blankets and comforters for all seasons included. Bath towels are included but we ask that you please bring your own towels for beach use....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Two different driveways provide ample parking...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Many cell phones have spotty coverage so there is a landline for your use. Unlimited local and US long distance. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size stacked set located in closet in first floor powder room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    We will provide you with the password necessary to connect to our wireless network....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    LOVE my coffee so there are at least 3 ways provided to create your favorite brew. Electric Moka Pot, Keurig coffee and tea, Pour Over. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need is here!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full compliment of just about everything you could need to serve your guests. Lots of fun kitchen gadgets like a KitchenAid mixer, waffle maker, popcorn maker, Cuisinart food processor and much more!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Nice and quiet!...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    We love to cook so this kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to create a fun and wonderful meal! We also have an Reverse Osmosis (RO) water faucet at the bar sink for drinking....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave/Convection oven located in the walk-in pantry....moreless

  • Oven:

    Jenn-Air Range with downdraft venting. 4 burner dual fuel, gas cooktop and electric convection oven. Convection modes are from food dehydrating to high temp convection. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French door with two freezer drawers on the bottom. Reverse Osmosis ice maker and drinking water in the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-Air Range with downdraft venting. 4 burner dual fuel, gas cooktop and electric convection oven. Convection modes are from food dehydrating to high temp convection. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There are three balconies - one off master bedroom on second floor, one facing the lake-side off dining area and one facing east off kitchen and three season porch....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large patio area - partially covered....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks and 1 Canoe with Paddles and adult size life jackets...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 24 - Sep 5, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,400 $6,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.1%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

  • Tw Martin's Public House

    "Favorite place for a Pub atmosphere in downtown Waupaca. Be sure to try their Central Water..."

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  • WheelHouse Restaurant

    "PIZZA! The best! "

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  • Ding's Dock/Crystal River Canoe Trips

    "Fun adventure for families with older children - the Crystal River Canoe Trip. "

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  • Clear Water Harbor

    "Rent a pontoon for the day and cruse the Chain of Lakes. Pontoons are a little rustic but h..."

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  • Rosa Theatre

    "Quaint.......old style small town theatre. "

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  • Little Fat Gretchen

    "Wonderful food and over the top homemade fabulous desserts! Take one home if you didn't sav..."

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  • South Park--City of Waupaca

  • Hartman Creek State Park

    "Beautiful place for hiking, swimming"

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  • Kings Table Restaurant & Catering

Car: Necessary

A canoe and two kayaks are available with the property and can provide you with rental information for some local places who rent speed boats, pontoons and jet-skies by the day or by the week. Most provide delivery.

There is a winding 300 foot raised boardwalk through a wooded area for easy access to the beautiful and crystal clear Spencer Lake. You can see the lake from the house even in the summer when the trees are full of leaves - it is a breath-taking view all seasons of the year as you can see from the pictures we have included.

There is a creek along one side of the property for a fun to kayak down - the mouth of the creek is just to the left of our pier. Our lake front area is in a quiet and secluded part of the lake...a safe distance from where the motor boats go past so there is lots of room for safe swimming and raft floating all day long. We also have some blow-up rafts and noodles for you to use if you wish.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

Why the Owner Chose Waupaca, WI, USA:
I have spent time on this lake most summers for the past 45+ years! It is a great place to relax with a loved one, re-connect with family and to entertain special friends. The beautiful, crystal clear lake will call you back year after year! I love the local shops and restaurants and being near the Chain of Lakes area. The property is not on the Chain which makes our lake very private and peaceful but we still can take advantage of all that the Waupaca vacation area has to offer! It is a great area for families and couples.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a great place to spend time alone or to entertain guests. I believe that you will not be disappointed with your stay here. The lake is pristine and the local community is full of a variety of really nice restaurants and shops and galleries. I have spent time in this area almost every year since I was a small child - I currently live only an hour away but it still feels like I've completely gone on vacation when I step inside this lake home. My favorite times involve sitting at the end of the pier. Enjoying my morning coffee or a glass of wine during a sunset......good stuff!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Welcome to The Dragonfly Cottage

    Welcome to The Dragonfly Cottage

  • Covered Outdoor Dining under 3 season porch

    Covered Outdoor Dining under 3 season porch

  • Beautiful boardwalk through wetland meadow to lakefront.

    Beautiful boardwalk through wetland meadow to lakefront.

  • Sandy bottom for great swimming.  Bring your boat or rent one.

    Sandy bottom for great swimming. Bring your boat or rent one.

  • The heart of the home - gas fireplace, TV upgraded by a 70" recently

    The heart of the home - gas fireplace, TV upgraded by a 70" recently

  • Open floor plan on main level.

    Open floor plan on main level.

  • 2nd Bedroom - Queen - walk-out to covered patio and beautiful wooded boardwalk

    2nd Bedroom - Queen - walk-out to covered patio and beautiful wooded boardwalk

  • Another view - with the lake

    Another view - with the lake

  • Back of house - facing lake. Lower level walk-out.

    Back of house - facing lake. Lower level walk-out.

  • An occasional visitor - American Bald Eagle

    An occasional visitor - American Bald Eagle

  • Lakefront with fire pit, swing and  picnic table that converts to benches.

    Lakefront with fire pit, swing and picnic table that converts to benches.

  • SUPER Gourmet Style Kitchen, SS appl, granite counters, 2 sinks, walk-in pantry

    SUPER Gourmet Style Kitchen, SS appl, granite counters, 2 sinks, walk-in pantry

  • 70 inch 3D TV with a great surround sound system!

    70 inch 3D TV with a great surround sound system!

  • Everyone's favorite room!  3-season 2nd story porch....feels like a tree-house

    Everyone's favorite room! 3-season 2nd story porch....feels like a tree-house

  • Main floor powder room - laundry facility is housed in the closet

    Main floor powder room - laundry facility is housed in the closet

  • Visiting wildlife

    Visiting wildlife

  • Great Security System

    Great Security System

  • Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the pier, or kayak/canoe.

    Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the pier, or kayak/canoe.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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